Photo by Jaclyn Campanaro 

Photo by Jaclyn Campanaro 

What is Radiant Human?

Radiant Human is the first of its kind: a roving, fully adaptable aura photography laboratory; an immersive salon of extrasensory image-making. It's a whole thing. I foster the ephemeral and make the metaphysical tangible. I make polaroid photographs of you and your aura. I come to you.

Radiant Human is the portrait practice of Portland-based visual artist Christina Lonsdale. The prodigal daughter of an energy painter mother and a two-time commune founding father, Lonsdale was raised on mysticism at the dawn of the digital age — formative years when science and spiritualism occupied equal bandwidth. In Radiant Human, she finds a sort of parity between these opposing faiths; a discipline that shores up the distance between New Age self-discovery and New Media self(ie)-actualization.

Radiant Human is responsible for thousands of phantasmagorical photographs, captured all across North America. Our personalized aura portraits embolden participants to open themselves to the ineffable — promoting greater awareness of all the subtle influences effecting our everyday.